L. J. “Joe” Martin

January 14, 1926 - June 28, 2015

01/14/1926 - 06/28/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday July 01, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Wednesday July 01, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday July 01, 2015
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Service

Loyce Joe Martin, 89, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Walker George Martin, Sr. and Nallie Martin. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and retired after 20 years of service. He also worked for the civil service and retired after 20 years. Mr. Martin owned and operated his own HVAC company. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Norfolk and the Willis V. Fentress Masonic Lodge #296, As well as a member of the Merchant Marines (Armed Guards).
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, George Walker Martin, Jr., Cecil Martin and LeLand Martin. He is survived by his wife, Joyce C. Martin; son, Jimmy Lewis “Chip” Martin; two daughters, Pamela Baughman and husband Loren, and Brenda Bigelow; four sisters, Jeannette Donaldson, Doris McKinney and husband Bill, Juanita Godkey and husband Pete, and Betty Puttman and husband Boyce; seven grandchildren, Skyler Watkins, Chelsea Watkins, Matthew Baughman, Katherine Warren and husband Jonathan, and Rachel, Ashley and Katrina Bigelow; great-grandson, Lukas Martin Bigelow; great-granddaughter Clair Joyce Warren; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Martin and Julia Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 10 AM to 11 AM at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 150 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Rev. Mark J. Bender officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Masonic Honors and Navy Honors. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Va. Beach is in charge of the arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations made to www.unionmissionministries.org.
 
Condolences may be shared with the family at www. altmeyerfh.com.

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Yolanda Pfeifer
6 years ago

Your were truly a man of pride and honor who served our country well. Thank you, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Yolanda Pfeifer
6 years ago

Dear Mrs. Martin, Brenda and family, I was so sadden to hear about the loss of Mr. Martin. I will always remember the joy and laughter we shared together. Mr. Martin was such a character and full of so many great memories which he enjoyed sharing with all. I loved all the stories he told and how he was family first, patient and kind and how he loved Hardees! I knew I could always find him there! I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Sally Spangler-Mazie
6 years ago

So sorry for your Mr. Martin’s passing. I know that feeling of loss of my parents. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless Love Sally

Pat & Diane Pettway
6 years ago

Joyce,
Pat and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure mom (Ila) will be at your side in spirit. Pat and Diane

Dan and Cindy Evertohn
6 years ago

Joyce and Family we will keep you our thoughts and prayers. We will not be attending Joe’s service due to me (Dan) having knee replacement on 7-1-15.

debbie pallett johnson
6 years ago

YourMemory

debbie pallett johnson
6 years ago

your memory

debbie pallett johnson
6 years ago

I am sorry to hear about your dads passing, it never easy to lose a parent .he always made us feel welcome in his and your moms home. Pam please tell your family my thoughts and prayers are with.

Amy, Beverly and Evann
6 years ago

Pam,
We are so sorry to hear of you loss. You have a lifetime of precious memories of your Daddy. We are thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our prayers! We love you!